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3 items from 2010


Crowe Wants Fans' Support for a 'Master and Commander' Sequel

7 December 2010 2:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though its been a while since we've heard anything about a sequel to Peter Weir's 2003 adventure-drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, that's not stopping Russell Crowe from crying out for support. The actor recently tweeted: "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts." This is the same Rothman that supposedly had a hand in ruining Wolverine and is now holding back on Master and Commander. Some may remember that Crowe did say a script had been written based off of another novel, but it was still in the very early stages. We haven't heard much since that update a few summers ago, but it sounds like it hasn't moved very far. According to Crowe, they're looking to adapt the eleventh novel of Patrick O'Brian's 20-novel series, titled The Reverse of the Medal, »

- Alex Billington

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Russell Crowe Asks Fans to Demand Master and Commander Sequel

7 December 2010 3:08 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in July of 2009, Russell Crowe was in negotiations to reprise the role of Jack Aubrey in a sequel to "Master and Commander." The actor revealed that a script based on Patrick O'Brian's 11th (out of 20) novel, called "The Reverse of Medal," has been written. But apparently 20th Century Fox didn't see a reason for a sequel, considering that the first film only grossed $93 million domestically on a $150 million budget. So Crowe is now attempting to get fans to write to the studio asking for "Master and Commander 2." He wrote on Twitter: "If you want a 'Master and Commander' sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts." »

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Paul Bettany and Gangster No. 1: The Retro Hollywood Interview Flashback

13 January 2010 12:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

(Paul Bettany in Gangster No. 1, above.)

[I did this interview with Paul Bettany in 2002 and it originally appeared in Venice Magazine, This was one of the earlier long-form interviews he did in the States. Other than as the "Naked Guy" in A Knight's Tale and the imaginary roommate in A Beautiful Mind, he was unknown to the American public at the time. But Gangster No. 1, while not a perfect film (largely due to the difficulty in believing that Bettany grew into Malcolm McDowell as an older man), showcased an actor in Bettany who had screen presence and intensity that was impossible to look away from.

Bettany is currently starring in the film Legion, set to open this month. Here's a look back at the period in his life when he was just about to become famous.]

The Contender

With Gangster No. 1, Paul Bettany reveals himself, all hype aside, as one of the most promising actors of his generation.

by Terry Keefe

The Silent Scream. As delivered by Paul Bettany in his new film Gangster No. 1, it's one of the most bone-chilling moments you'll see on screen this year, or any other year, for that matter. And there isn't a CGI effect in sight. Bettany simply closes his eyes, kicks back his head, and unleashes a blood-curdling scream as the sound drops out completely. This amazingly effective moment is designed to symbolize the unrelenting evil which lurks within Bettany's character, known only as Young Gangster, as he »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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